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mapping out the road to peace in syria russia's foreign minister and the u.s. secretary of state are meeting to push for an international conference on the ongoing deadly conflict. and it comes amid growing fears the violence could spread across the region after a rocket was fired from lebanon into israel or going to shells which landed in beirut. also trade war pace german chancellor angela merkel how the chinese pm is the new reckons beijing with four unfairly selling products below their real value.
international news and comment in watching with me. the conflict in syria and ways to stop the ongoing civil war are the focus of talks between moscow and washington russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov and u.s. secretary of state john kerry will meet in paris to prepare a conference on syria planned for next month this comes as tension grows in the region with neighboring states already involved. as the details. kerry and lavrov have been trying to arrange a peace conference in june in geneva to try and get bashar al assad's government and syrian rebel groups to sit down around the same table it is their second meeting following on from one to three weeks earlier in moscow in principle both groups have agreed to come to this peace conference but there may be problems there are rifts from office the syrian rebel movement and the central rebel demands that
bashar assad step down may create a deadlock both saudi arabia and iran have also been asked to attend this conference by russia they haven't replied yet france has a voice concerns about iran attending there have been major differences between the u.s. and russia we less a congress committee has voted in favor of proposed legislation that if it was passed on the long road through congress would allow the u.s. to supply weapons to syrian rebel groups the e.u. group of foreign ministers is also meeting to discuss a proposal by the u.k. and france to possibly lift the e.u.'s embargo of weapons supplies to syria also have been recent media reports that s three hundred missiles on the way to syria supplied by russia may have been withheld however the two sides do agree that negotiations may still have
a chance to make an impact meanwhile recent incidents in the region include rocket attacks in southern lebanon involving hezbollah syria and israel exchanges of fire across the golan heights between israel and syria and airstrikes widely believed to have been carried out by israel though unconfirmed by the israeli government in order to stop weapons convoys falling into hezbollah hands. so as we just heard a rocket has apparently been fired from lebanon towards israel that after two shells landed in hezbollah a hezbollah controlled area of beirut syrian rebel fighters have denied any involvement in the middle east expert at least feel is what they say can be trusted some members of the free syrian army did either however there was one official who said that hezbollah or you know its activity will lead to repercussions that would target by the northern city of tripoli and beirut international airport and that
perhaps is an indicator of what some of these armed opposition groups some of these syrian opposition groups are indeed involved in what happened you have to remember that the free syrian army years and to the one block so if one spokesman denies that it might very well be that are not the opposition are opposition group which also use of title three the free syrian army could have been involved in one of the rockets even landed in mirror church and it was on the border between southern beirut and the christian district so obviously this is not an attack on a husband lobbyists or institution it's a clearly an act of terrorism against innocent civilians on an inhabited area and so i think it just goes to show you the nature of these groups who we are dealing with the u.s. enjoys a vast military presence worldwide and recently president obama unveiled a new face to the war on terror defending america's overseas policies but there are more questions about the legal basis for this military activity when the u.s.
is fighting wars under the cover of military threats again as this report. president obama in his major national security speech this may quoted james madison saying no nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare at the very same time the administration claims power to wage endless war across the globe there was a senate hearing this made revisiting the authorization for use of military force which congress enacted days after nine eleven attacks in two thousand and one at the hearing pentagon officials claimed that authorization gives the president power to wage endless war anywhere in the world including syria yemen and the congo and when asked how long they predict this war on terror is going to last they said quote from ten to twenty years and one way of understanding this is you say ten to twenty years when you see no end in sight here's a clip from that hearing on the you agree with me that when it comes to international terrorism we're talking about a war one struggle. absolutely sure that would you agree with me the battlefield is
wherever the enemy chooses to make it. yes sir from boston the two. i couldn't agree with you more do you agree with that general. the enemy. so by the administration's definition the wall that is the battlefield with me today is brian becker with the answer coalition are in place for protection brian you have president obama saying in his national security speech that the u.s. is not engaged in a boundless war and yet you have this vast military presence across the globe washington post cited a senior administration official who said u.s. special operations forces were active in seventy five countries to that you had the drone strikes and new drone bases does it look like the u.s. this really seeking to limit itself in the use of military force no in fact the policy in the institutional policy is for the united states that it would be prepared for endless war but that being engaged in all of the activities that would lead one to believe that they are an endless war there's one point three million
u.s. military personnel three hundred to four hundred thousand of them are overseas there's nine hundred military bases the united states spends not five hundred twenty five billion which is the defense department budget but really about a trillion dollars on warfare that's greater than the next sixteen nations combined we see an integrated network of bases now drone bases growing increasingly this is to have a full spectrum domination using the military as the club the administration argues that all their military actions in the countries that the u.s. is not at war with are perfectly legal under the u.s. congress it's authorization for use of military force that's their legal justification for continuing all these attacks what about international law well international law has been shredded by the so-called global war on terrorism or the authorization bill that allows the u.s. to invade any country bomb any country and kill whoever it wants the u.n. charter is quite. the united states like all other member nations of the united
nations can only go to war in gaijin more engage in military activity. as an act of imminent self-defense in other words the defense from an imminent threat but in fact the united states by arrogating to absolve the right to war anywhere against anyone all the time is clearly in violation of international law while president obama says the administration does not violate anybody's sovereignty because it operates in consultation with the governments concerned the whole population of pakistan their parliament unanimously vehemently oppose drone strikes and yet they continue so maybe the administration is in consultation with the government there but certainly not the people i'm going to check down with me today was brian becker with the answer coalition from our studio in washington thanks for watching so is president obama really a catalyst for change or does he perceive the same goals as his predecessors that is the question posed in cross talk today debate centering on the u.s. president's foreign policy is a quick preview you think when we compare like nixon to bush or obama there's
really not much of a comparison we do have something like an imperial presidency now where i don't know if i'd go that far i'd say obama you know he was swept into power in two thousand and eight as a you know on change and hope he was really idealistic so originally he had foreign policies that were very different from what what what had happened in the past you know he was saying we shouldn't gauge with so-called rogue states he was saying that we should make this huge effort to engage the muslim world and he gave a very famous speech in cairo even went into the very same crossing of the u.s. policy on israel by really pushing the israelis to do more and on and on settlements and he wanted a big strategic deep relationship with pakistan but all of that basically didn't work out. and to watch that entire cross talk discussion cheatin to r.t. at nine thirty g.m.t. . also coming up u.k.
industry getting back on its feet. in industrial joy and birth and coal mine still works and should. be a thing of the past we've come here to the northeast of the country to find out the impact of the death of that old industry pads on local communities here and why the new signs of life approving so important. and digital dissent you will soon be able to take part in any riots around the world from the safety of your own home how do you hide after a quick break. well with. technology innovation all the moves developments around russia we've got the future covered. wealthy british style.
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chancellor angela merkel hosts the new chinese premier. destination on his trip and . threatened try tyrus against china for pricing k. products too cheaply. has been following the talks between the economic giants of europe and asia. the new chinese prime minister is in germany for talks with chancellor angela merkel and trade is set to dominate those talks last year alone germany exported around sixty seven billion euros worth of goods to china and they want to see that increase in the future. has in the past made no secret about her want to call the chinese markets last year she visited beijing twice within the space of seven months and she's wanting to make sure that the trade can be done between the two countries especially considering germany's traditional markets in europe do appear to be drying up the financial crisis meaning that those countries
in europe that were previously buying german exports will really can't afford to do that at the moment she also perhaps has an eye on the future in a potential british exit from the european union that could see over seventy billion euros worth of exports put into doubt a great britain wasn't part of the trade union or it is the e.u. for the chinese they want to do more business with germany germany is one of the few countries that is kept its head above water when it's come to this financial crisis they've also that means that they're one of the few countries economically that can afford to buy more and more chinese exports so that's why we're seeing the world's second largest economy in china courting europe's largest economy in germany to try and mutually to increase mutually beneficial trade between the two countries. well the european commission is pushing the block's members to get
engaged in talks with china which could pave the way to a free trade deal direct chinese investment could bring around two hundred billion euros in fresh capital to your the year they get double the money paid by the to rescue greece political analysts young young young says chinese money is crucial for that stricken europe the recent statistics show that china has increasingly being active in investing in europe therefore investment from china is very important or has become very important for some e.u. economies in. kind of recovery that's not surprising that a number of you politicians or government leaders actually go to china for some kind of help e.u. is very important for china in terms of strategic relationship but they're also most importantly in trade an economic relationship and germany is the biggest kind
of trading partner of china of all you countries and strategically also important a row therefore it's not surprising the prime minister. chooses to visit germany. as the first you country he visited. there are plenty more stories on our website at the moment including bahrain injustice critics of the country's ideas of right and wrong saying charges remain against. police or acquitted of murder you can see all that. and you can also click on to our you tube channel where you can see one man gives his fellow passengers a bus ride in china they will never discover exactly what is going on. today
. these are the images the world seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations rule the day. now british industrial output has been forecast performing stronger than expected but sarah firth now reports while it might have dispelled some clive's of the u.k. economy the road to recovery will be long and hard. britain's industry seems to be showing some signs of life recent figures from the office for national statistics show industrial production is up which some of seen as a sign the u.k. might be slowly bringing itself back from the brink of another recession but renowned historian nicholas comfort has much the decline of the once industrial giant and says that when it comes to industry the k.
is still falling far behind the global competition have been massive individual companies the second largest manufacturing power in the world in terms of exports we had a massive car industry a huge aircraft industry we will world leaders in computing and nuclear power. over that period pretty well all of this is evaporated along with the loss of great british brands britain has gone from having the majority of its workforce in manufacturing to having little eva ten percent so just how did this happen you know there's clear need for all industries to keep being updated and relevant and the way to do that is to work closely with the workforce and show that there is that modernization happen the life support was turned off for many. industries looted by the seemingly easy cash of the cities finance industry passed governments dismantled largest ways of british industry arguing they were no longer profitable
or here in the northeast that heavy industry is a huge point of pride when the coal mines in the still works in the shipyards were dismantled it wasn't just the loss of the industry it was a huge emotional loss as well and it's one that many here have never really recovered from in the aftermath of the industrial collapse for skilled labor workforce there was little else today that is evident with the northeast suffering from the highest unemployment in the country. but also to get many of the shipyards and factories and all that kind of stuff. perfect. but don't seem to be picking up things simply because more difficult especially for people. but along with the recent piece to manufacturing figures there are signs that things could be looking up the region's annual exports have almost doubled in the last five years enabling
job creation in areas such as the car industry recent industrial resurrections might not be enough to replace what once was but this is it least an attempt to breathe life back into areas such as this and for many in the communities that could prevent all welcome like sarah r.t. in the north east of england some international news in brief now one hundred thousand strong protests against the gay marriage bill spiraled into full on violence in the capital on sunday right wing demonstrators clashed violently with police who responded with rubber bullets and tear gas at the three hundred fifty demonstrators were arrested and thirty five more were injured president francois hollande has been accused from both sides using the gay marriage bill to avoid the economic policy failure it's. a series of blasts and gunfire attacks have once again shaken times across iraq five were killed in the capital including one
teacher and a police officer in three separate incidents of gun fire while near fallujah and had a third fatal roadside blast struck. claiming the lives of three iraqi soldiers the northern town and news of a car bomb was detonated during a police wounding dozens more. more than two thousand people marched through in london on sunday to commemorate the soldier hap to death by muslim extremists last week the rally was organized by a nonpartizan group which has been accused of having links with the far right the daylight murder of lee rigby sparked a wave of national protest by the country's extreme right right wing despite the unanimous condemnation of the attack by british representatives of israel. went on a shooting spree in concho county in texas on sunday leaving today ed and wounding five according to police one victim was found dead in her car while five others were wounded before police caught up with him the suspect
a twenty three year old male was later killed in a shootout with state troopers preventative measures need to be taken to ensure border security after foreign troops leave afghanistan that was the message from a key regional security summit today in the capital of kyrgyzstan while the us military base at mass use for its afghanistan missions also faces an uncertain future with coca stands plans to close it in july next year despite the us paying handsomely to keep it open many believe its operation does more harm than good r.t. said in the reports. three weeks after u.s. military refueling plane went down in the mountains of kurdistan people in the nearby villages are still reeling from the effects of the crash. it went into the mountains right into three fresh water springs where villages get their drinking water the fuel leaked into the streams and now it's impossible to drink i have the
official conclusion of an inspection of this water is too polluted to drink people now say their livestock beginning to get sick and when americans came here to get the wreckage they drove right over our pastors and fields the k c one thirty five straight a tanker was one of the planes station to the air base which for a decade has been a major hub for the u.s. led war in afghanistan the base was renamed under the government of president bush to rid of any association with another country's military presence on the ground some thought that the heated debate surrounding the airbase would window once it was are named into a transit center changing the nature of its activity but the people in surrounding towns and villages say nothing has changed and they continue to feel the negative effects of the american presence no matter how much money is said to be poured into the colony the people still want the u.s. base off their land washington shells out sixteen million dollars a year on the lease and wants to extend the deal but the kurdish government has
already announced the plans to evict their merican in june of next year once the lease expires the decision could be attributed to the vocal opposition to the base many have expressed over the decade often questioning just what exactly is going on . in the course of all these years the government never once inspected the base have absolutely no control over what's going on there you can find what kind of operations the base is in gauge that americans are the sole bosses of the facility. i'd like to point out that when asked is the country's main civil aviation airport and it is being. for military purposes. the u.s. would be hard pressed to find a better location afghanistan china and iran are all within easy reach it's the spot on the map that's there for difficult for washington to let go and this puts kurdistan in a very precarious position. to know the risk that here goes down in the care of his
people run by possibly being dragged into a larger a war there's a possibility of course recapture control of the country and. you know armed robbery gone out the alley and eventually. with destabilization others of like the afghanistan so you know the destabilization politically and security wise in the region is it's hardly worth it to. you know return for comparatively small sums of money tensions have existed since the start confrontations between locals and military personnel have a least once turned fatal when it curtis lorry driver was shot dead by one of the bases guards who believed him to be a threat but it's didn't vironment the tops the long list of complaints about the effects the american transit center has on the region. because the experts say planes have to land with their fuel tanks nearly empty so they just dump the fuel
over the place mostly in our lowlands and in the mountains in one town even the trees don't grow any more. u.s. officials say any problems are more than compensated for with the huge annual investment into kurdistan's economy which has surpassed one hundred million dollars annually for the past four years but money locals never see means little to the carcass people who describe the treatment they receive from the u.s. military personnel as derogatory and would much rather see their crops grow than have another plane spilling fuel into their drinking water in kurdistan in the parties. that have you ever wanted to take to the streets in protest. at an important cause or perhaps joint security services to try to restore peace on the streets will soon you'll be able to do both with the new right video game giving you the opportunity to be on either side of the barricade without putting yourself in danger. as more. soon you will be able to take part in the street
protest from the comfort of your armchair coming out for handheld devices and p.c.'s is the first riot simulator game wrapped in pixel graphics and old school sounds it will let you choose sides protesters or the police and help violent havoc unfold in the streets of european cities the game's designers say they have taken part in real life protests in italy so they floated this game to tell the truth tale of global uprisings stop listening to the lies of the media shut down the television and get yourself in the line to fight for your freedom of speech is the message on the games website moreover the designers claim they are documenting eyewitness accounts to make the gameplay as real as possible and to answer many questions like what triggers acts of violence and what do cops feel when an angry mob attacks a game like this would probably have raised eyebrows a few years ago but today the world sees protests on almost a daily basis to a large extent street riots have become a popular media tool music stars film videos with violent street skirmishes and
hollywood makes entire movies about street movements scenes of rallies worldwide are ever present on t.v. screens which breeds a feeling that street upheaval is no longer something out of the ordinary the masterminds of the new addition to the whole protest many say their app is more about education than entertainment that i called one of the designers writing is an experience that needs to be lived and of quote and despite the fact that game hasn't been yet released it's already promises to be a hit judging by the hundreds of thousands of views of its trailer and the developers easily managed to get funding for the game online the ride's better version is expected to be available within a few months. now up next the amazing story of a russian family's desperate bid to escape the soviet union by taking over a plane it is jazz band hijack next an arctic.
a free cruise for judges free. range humans free. free. free. download free broadcast quality video for your media projects and free media. for. its flight crew reported to ground control after being hijacked. the events that followed the plane's emergency landing close to the finish became a nightmare for its passengers. people were lying here under this hatch.